Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Talks underway with Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan
Arsenal have reportedly held transfer talks with Barcelona's Arda Turan.
Mundo Deportivo report that the Gunners have spoken to the agent of the Turkish midfielder over the possibility of a summer move.
Turan is out of favour at Barcelona and has previously suggested that he could leave the Nou Camp in order to find regular football.
The 30-year-old is seen as an ideal replacement for Alexis Sanchez, should he leave the Emirates this summer.
A fee of just £21million is being suggested for Turan's services.
Wenger wants Monaco's Lemar
Lemar has been a hit in France with Monaco(Photo: Reuters)
Arsene Wenger eyes Monaco’s Thomas Lemar as a top midfield target this summer, writes Mirror Football's John Cross.
The Arsenal boss is a huge admirer of the 21-year-old, and is desperate to strengthen his Gunners in that department during the next transfer window.
The fact that Wenger is pushing for the deal is, of course, another clear sign he wants to stay on as manager beyond the expiration of his current contract at the end of the season.
He made a move from Caen to Monaco in 2015, has earned a call-up to France's senior squad where he has won two caps and has impressed as his club stormed into the Champions League semi-finals.
Wenger has admitted in the past he likes him and was interested before he even joined Monaco — although his price-tag is now likely to be well in excess of £25million.
Ozil hints at Emirates stay
Mesut Ozil has hinted he wants to stay at Arsenal beyond this summer after admitting he feels 'happy and comfortable' in London, writes Mirror Football's Hamish Mackay.
The 28-year-old, who cost Arsenal £42.5million when he joined from Real Madrid in 2013, has just over a year remaining on his contract.
Ozil has been offered an £280,000-a-week extension to his current deal but is yet to put pen to paper and there are growing fears he could leave this summer.
"As I've said in the past, the most important thing is Arsenal and what we do as a team now," he told Sky Sports.
"I've got aims with this club, we all want the top four and that's what counts at the moment.
"As I've said before, in the summer we will talk but right now Arsenal stands in front of any player and I respect that.
"As I've always said in the past, I feel comfortable here. I'm happy. Arsenal belong as one of the best clubs in the world and London is a great place to be, a great city to live in.
"So after the season we will talk and then we will make a decision from there."